Julia Mae Hausenfluck, a retired real estate broker who was 80, died Tuesday of cancer at the home of a daughter in West Friendship.
Services were being held today at the Donaldson funeral establishment in Laurel.
In the late 1960s, Mrs. Hausenfluck became a real estate broker and was one of the founding partners of Kayhouse Realty. She sold her interest in the firm and retired, moving from Middle River to Sugarloaf Key, Fla., about 12 years ago.
The former Julia Burton was a native of Glen Arm who was reared in Hampden.
She worked as a loom operator in the Savage Mill, which made cotton duck, before 1938, when she entered the real estate business as an investor.
She bought and managed her own properties for many years.
During World War II, she worked for the Quiet May Oil Burner Co., assembling airplane parts.
In the 1950s, she began selling new homes at developments, becoming a licensed real estate agent and then a broker.
A quiet helper of those in need, according to her family, she was a volunteer bookkeeper for a church in Key West while living in Florida.
Her husband, Raymond Rudolph Hausenfluck, died in 1960, and a son, Raymond Rollo Hausenfluck, died in 1979.
She is survived by three daughters, Wanda A. Levey of the Milford Mill area, Carol E. Wilhide of Morristown, N.J., and Ellin M. Dize of West Friendship; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.